"To ensure the policy in PDD-39 and PDD-62 is implemented in a coordinated manner, the CONPLAN is designed to provide overall guidance to Federal, State and local agencies concerning how the Federal government would respond to a potential or actual terrorist threat or incident that occurs in the United States, particularly one involving Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD). The CONPLAN outlines an organized and unified capability for a timely, coordinated response by Federal agencies to a terrorist threat or act. It establishes conceptual guidance for assessing and monitoring a developing threat, notifying appropriate Federal, State, and local agencies of the nature of the threat, and deploying the requisite advisory and technical resources to assist the Lead Federal Agency (LFA) in facilitating interdepartmental coordination of crisis and consequence management activities." 
Presidential Authority for Consequences Management
Presidential Decision Directive 39 [PDD-39] and PDD-62 "directed measures to strengthen capabilities to prevent and manage the consequences of terrorist use of a CBRNE [chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, or high-yield explosive] device, designated the lead agencies' responsibilities, and established interagency groups to coordinate policies and programs. These PDDs validated and reaffirmed the overall LFA responsibility of the Department of Justice (DOJ), acting through the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The FBI is also the lead agency for crisis management, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is the domestic lead agency for CM [consequence management]." --August 3, 2001.
Related SourceWatch Resources
- Department of Homeland Security
- Emergency response
- Establishing martial law in the United States
- Homeland security
- Homeland Security drills and exercises
- National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)
- National Security Strategy of September 2002
- National Strategy to Combat Weapons of Mass Destruction
- Patriot Act I / Patriot Act II
- police state
- Posse Comitatus Act
- Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act
- State of national emergency
- U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM)
- War Powers Act
- Executive Summary: Report to Congress and "DoD Counterproliferation Programs," Counterproliferation Program Review Committee, December 1, 1997.
- Annual Report to Congress: Chapter 5 "Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Defense Readiness Training," 1998.
- Testimony of Dr. Edward L. Warner Before the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, March 23, 1999.
- Summary: "Report on Activities and Programs for Countering Proliferation and NBC Terrorism," Report to Congress, Counterproliferation Program Review Committee, May 1999.
- Summary: "Report on Activities and Programs for Countering Proliferation and NBC Terrorism," Report to Congress, Counterproliferation Program Review Committee, April 2000.
- "CONPLAN. United States Government Interagency Domestic Terrorism Concept of Operations Plan," January 2001; online publication posted on FBI website; also posted on the FEMA and Federation of American Scientists websites.
- "CJCSI 3125.01, August 3, 2001, Military Assistance to Domestic Consequence Management Operations in Response to a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, or High-Yield Explosive Situation."
- Executive Summary: "Report on Activities and Programs for Countering Proliferation and NBC Terrorism," Counterproliferation Program Review Committee, October 2001.
- "National Response Team Technical Assistance for Anthrax Response." Interim-Final Draft, September 2002.
- "Department of Defense Smallpox Response Plan," September 29, 2002.
- Executive Summary: "Report on Activities and Programs for Countering Proliferation and NBC Terrorism," Counterproliferation Program Review Committee, May 2003.
Articles & Commentary
- "Exercise Desert Breeze," Global Security, undated.
- William M. Arkin, "National Security Contingency Plans of the U.S. Government" (Supplement to "Code Names: Deciphering U.S. Military Plans, Programs, and Operations in the 9/11 World"), CodeNames.org, January 1, 2005 (version 1).
- William M. Arkin, "Today in DC: Commandos in the Streets?" Early Warning/Washington Post, September 21, 2005. re Granite Shadow.